Wednesday, February 8, 2012

City of Ashford Georgia moves from committee to possibly become Dunwoody's newest neighbor.

The proposed City of Brookhaven passed through committee today in the house but in a surprising move the proposed city was renamed to Ashford, GA in order to preserve the Historic Brookhaven name that is closely associated with a specific neighborhood.  As a sign of goodwill towards our neighboring community, I attempted to purchase the internet domain name of which was available when I checked late this afternoon but by the time I whipped out the credit card for the $30.00 dollar purchase it was already taken. has been secured and I will happily donate it to the new city if so needed but guessing that a .gov domain will be used for the official server designation.  I am sure that within the next 24 hours names like AshfordTavern, AshfordChamber, AshfordAuto, AshfordCleaners, AsfordRealtor, ect, ect will be gobbled up just in case the name sticks.

The city name could still be reverted back to Brookhaven before the final approval but until then Ashford - Dunwoody Road will make sense as it will be connecting the two cities. 


Glory_Jackson said...

Hopefully this is to honor Nick Ashford and if so what a great idea! Ashford was one of the greatest songwriters ever: You're All I Need To Get By, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing, and Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand.

He wrote one of Ray Charles first hits. If this is to honor Nick Ashford, this is a very good idea!

Daughter of the Poet said...

from "Romeo and Juliet"

'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.

William Shakespeare

Wise Acre said...

May I suggest a civic motto that is in keeping with the sister city motif?

Ashford, Georgia

"Smart City / Smart Ashes"

Wise Acre said...

Piggy-backing on your line of thought, Glory, we could rename Ashford-Dunwoody to that of Ashford-Simpson Road.

dpgroupie said...

Wise Acre - please do keep posting cuz I like your 'tude and you make me LOL, and Lord knows I could use more of it.

Wise Acre said...

Well, just to please you "dpgroupie":

Or if you all are looking for something a little more puerile -

“Ashford, just down the road from Buttford”